Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Flu

I think I have the flu. I woke up three days ago unable to move a muscle and have since been clinging on to life by a delicate thread. I wish it was just a severe cold, but I guess I have the classic flu symptoms: fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, headache, and fatigue. I'm a mess. I also don't think I've ever slept as much as I have in the past few days, with that first day setting the record: only 3 hours of the day when I wasn't asleep!

I should just be thankful that I'm on a rotation where I can afford to take a few days off without serious repercussion. Speaking of this ID rotation, I should also be thankful that I only have the flu, and not one of the many nasty infections I've encountered the past few weeks. Would much rather have influenza than salmonella or cryptococcal meningitis. (But then again, with the way I easily scare, I keep fearing that I have the bird flu).

Anyway, back to the grind (meaning get out of bed, drink juice, take temperature, get back into bed.)

3 comments:

The MSILF said...

Hey - are you back to yourself yet?

Axis said...

90% there! Thanks for the follow up. I'm essentially symptom-free except for a nagging cough that gives me a headache everytime I cough. Unfortunately, WebMD says it'll last awhile longer.

Anonymous said...

Check out www.whoissick.org
You can see others with the same sickness